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Blueberry wine

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Historically, blueberry wine is one of the best alcoholic beverages. It was used by the peoples of the countries of the West, Russia, as well as the Central Asian states. Moreover, this liquid was used not only for cooking, but also for the arts, medicine, pharmaceuticals, cosmetology and industry. Now, with the availability of goods in stores, you can buy a variety of blueberry wine analogues. However, the home version of this drink will be better and more economical: there are many recipes. Each cook selects the method according to his taste.

How to make blueberry wine

Before turning to the technology of home-made blueberry wine, you should know how this drink is useful. It has several advantages.

  1. The product has a good effect on human immunity, strengthening it and protecting it from various bacterial, viral infections.
  2. Wine is used by many experts for the prevention of radiation exposure or the development of cancer.
  3. The composition of this wine is represented by substances that contribute to improving the appearance of a person.
  4. Drinking such wine helps relieve tiredness and headache accumulated during the day. A good, peaceful sleep resumes.
  5. It is useful in the treatment of colds, as well as diseases of the upper respiratory tract.
  6. Blueberry wine has a beneficial effect on the cardiovascular system of the body, normalizing its work. Blood pressure is reduced and the condition of the brain vessels improves.
  7. This wine is used in the treatment of injuries of the joints, because it prevents the deposition of excess salts in the structure of these organs.

Blueberry wine stabilizes metabolism in the human body. In small doses, it is used in the treatment of various chronic gastrointestinal diseases.

Wine features

Classic true wine has:

  • noble rich tone;
  • soft and harmonious taste;
  • bright dark red.

However, other variations may vary in shade, depending on the additives and techniques.

Cooking nuances

Getting blueberry wine is a delicate and laborious process with its own characteristics:

  1. For him take only ripe and fresh blueberries (harvest period - up to a day).
  2. Preparation of berries is the ejection of excess twigs and leaves, unripe or overripe blueberries.
  3. Rinse the berries need several times. This is done to completely remove various microorganisms on the outer surface of the blueberry. In addition, work better in the seals.
  4. Before preparing the wine, you should immediately get the juice of fresh berries.
  5. The maximum concentration for this drink: 2 liters of water per 1 kg of berries. Moreover, for better fermentation, you need to take an additional 0.4 g of ammonia.

It is important to understand that the process of clarification of the drink will take quite a long period.

Blueberry Homemade Wine Recipes

There are a variety of cooking options for this "noble liquid."

The classic recipe for blueberry wine

This option is designed to receive 1.6 liters of wine with a strength of up to 10-12 degrees.

Ingredients:

  • berries (blueberries) - 2 kg;
  • sugar - 0.5 kg;
  • water - 1 l;
  • starter (wine) - 0.05 l;
  • glass, pot, bottle.
Tip! When working with blueberries, you should wear gloves to prevent bacteria from falling on the berries of poorly washed hands.

Equipment:

  1. Prepare the berries: sort, wash, dry.
  2. Put in a water bath, grind blender. Put on a gauze mass, squeeze the juice.
  3. Dilute the resulting liquid with water at room temperature.
  4. Add ½ of sugar. Put the mixture in a container, close with a special water seal, leave for 7 days.
  5. Drain 0.15 l of wort (cup), add the remaining sweet substance. Transfer this mixture back.
  6. Leave for 6 weeks (temperature within 21-26 degrees) for complete fermentation.
  7. Drain the liquid in a clean container (sediment at the bottom).
  8. Put the container in a ventilated place (temperature 15-20 degrees) for full clarification. The period is 3-12 months. Periodically, the resulting mixture should be drained (remove sediment).

In conclusion, the resulting wine is poured into prepared containers.

How to make blueberry sourdough wine

This recipe is similar to the previous one. However, there will be 1.6 liters of wine 20-25 degrees fortress.

Ingredients:

  • the desired berries - 2.5 kg;
  • raspberry or chokeberry - 0.5 kg;
  • sugar -1.5 kg;
  • water - 1.5 l;
  • glasses, bottles and saucepans.

Equipment:

  1. Repeat steps 1-4 of the previous recipe.
  2. Prepare the starter: in a separate container - a black avocado, 600 g of sweet substance and 250 ml of water, mix, close with cotton wool. Put in a dark cool place (up to 21 degrees) for 1 week.
  3. After 7 days, mix the mixture of starter and juice, pouring a thin stream from one container to another (at a temperature of 45 degrees - this will require a water bath). Leave to ferment at room temperature for 1.6 months.

Next, you need to merge the composition and place it to insist.

Blueberry wine recipe with vodka

There are many variations of cooking - here is a classic method. The wine will be strong and bitter.

Ingredients:

  • the desired berries - 0.6 kg;
  • water - 0.1 l;
  • vodka - 0.5 l;
  • sugar - 0.1 kg;
  • glasses, bottles and saucepans.

Cooking technique:

  1. Prepare blueberries: sort, wash, dry.
  2. Pour the berries into a 1.5 liter bottle.
  3. Add sweet, water, alcohol. Mix.
  4. Place the closed container in a dark place at room temperature. Insisting passes within a month.
  5. Strain through gauze this mixture in the washed jars.

Close and place in a place where the temperature is up to 21 degrees.

Simple recipe for blueberry wine at home with honey

Prepare a different wine: semi-sweet, table and sweet. Drink strong: reaches 10-14 degrees.

Ingredients:

  • the desired berries and sugar - 1.5 kg;
  • honey 0.5 kg;
  • water - 2 l;
  • starter (wine) - 0.06 l;
  • glasses, bottles, pan.

Equipment:

  1. Prepare the berries: sort, wash, dry.
  2. Grind blueberries, add half the volume of warm water, mix.
  3. Squeeze the juice.
  4. Prepare a syrup in a water bath of the remaining volume of water, the sweet substance and the beekeeping product. Add blueberry juice.
  5. Pour the mixture into the bottle, close. Leave for a month at a temperature of 21-26 degrees in a dark place for fermentation.
  6. Drain, separating the precipitated substance. Pour pure liquid into an additional bottle, put in a cold place (up to 21 degrees) to infuse for another 90 - 180 days.
  7. Strain the resulting liquid in a clean container.

Blueberry wine with raisins

The strength of such a wine will be 20-25 degrees.

Ingredients:

  • berries (blueberries) - 4 kg;
  • raisins - 0.1 kg;
  • sugar - 1 kg;
  • water - 2 l;
  • glasses, bottles, pan.

Equipment:

  1. Prepare the fruits: sort, wash, dry.
  2. Get the juice: squeeze in a separate container through cheesecloth. There add the raisins, a third of sugar close with gauze, put in a dark place for 3-4 days.
  3. Pour the mixture into the bottle, add another third of the sugar, water at room temperature. Close the trap. Put in a dark place (temperature up to 25 degrees).
  4. After a week, drain, separating the precipitate. Leave the liquid for 1.5 months until complete fermentation.
  5. Pour into a clean container, separating the precipitate. Put to lighten for 3-4 months. Separate sediment periodically.

At the end of the process pour pure liquid into other containers, tightly close the lids.

Terms and conditions of storage

The suitability of this blueberry wine depends on several factors:

  • external (temperature, humidity, lighting, noise and other parameters);
  • internal (structure of berries, adding other ingredients, execution techniques).

Depending on the temperature, the shelf life will vary. So, in the freezer wine can be kept no more than 5 minutes, in the refrigerator - no longer than a week, but at room temperature - up to 10 years.

In addition, it is important and in what wine is stored and how. The horizontal position of the wine bottle is recommended. The best option for storing blueberry wine are boxes. However, the wine does not lose its beneficial properties in a plastic shell.

Comment! In open form, the shelf life is reduced to several weeks!

Conclusion

Blueberry wine, along with useful properties, also has harmful properties - poisoning and allergic reactions can occur. All is well, if used in moderation and in the absence of contraindications.

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